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Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Corner Certification Lessons Learned from the Pool Industry By Jason Vaughan W to figure out what a small-town pool ment and the expertise to shoot their own projects.-in the pool industry, this seems to be relativelyrare for a pool company to have both the equip magazine, it took me awhilehen asked to write an article for ASA’sShotcrete builder from the mountains of Virginia could share I am proud to say we own four dry-mix shotcrete with some of the best shotcrete minds in the world. rigs with four ACI Certified nozzlemen including As someone who is a third-generation pool builder my brother Austin, my stepfather, and my step- and has worked in all phases of pool construction, brother, who all work for our company. With the including our dry-mix shotcrete (gunite) crews, I exception of Bill Drakeley (who was one of our have always taken pride in knowing we build ACI examiners) and a handful of others, not many quality pool shells. My family-owned company pool builders are as knowledgeable as they should has been in business since 1978 and we have be about proper shotcrete installation. Bill’s always placed the shotcrete on every pool we have efforts to bring shotcrete education to the Genesis built. In meeting people from across the country 3 program as well as the national and regional Fig. 1: Dry-mix shotcrete being applied to catch basin wall from inside of the pool due to space in catch basin (Willie Johnson, NP Superintendent, ACI Certified Nozzleman) 26 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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